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PhRMA issued the following statement on an article published today by Bloomberg.
"An article published today by Bloomberg does not accurately reflect PhRMA's position on Medicare Part D or other health care policy issues. The article is based on improperly obtained internal documents that were in draft form. The documents do not contain official PhRMA policy positions, which are set by the organization's Board of Directors.
While we've long been active on the issue of prescription drug abuse, the next few weeks will be a particularly important time to take action with The Medicine Abuse Project.
This week, PhRMA presented the 2012 Research & Hope Awards to researchers, academics and patient advocates for their work in the fight against Alzheimer's disease (check out video from the event
Today, we've got a great guest blog post from Crawford Clay, a cancer survivor and Patient Advocacy Coordinator with the Colon Cancer Alliance, who is talking about a fun new project to raise awareness of colon cancer in communities across the US.
When I was diagnosed with colon cancer, I didn't know a lot about the disease and frankly, I was a bit embarrassed to talk about it. But over the years I've learned that talking about this disease can make a huge difference and it can save lives in the process.
In case you missed it, there's a very interesting meta-analysis in this week's Annals of internal Medicine on the comparative effectiveness of interventions to improve medication adherence.
At the Newseum last night, here in Washington, I was privileged to be part of an event honoring some truly inspiring and remarkable people.
Below is a guest blog post from Chris deVries, the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice-President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP). AAGP is a national association representing and serving its members and the field of geriatric psychiatry and promotes the mental health and well-being of older people.